Google Nexus 5 snapped out and about

Fresh pictorial evidence of the Google Nexus 5‘s existence has emerged online, this time in the form of some snaps from a dingy bar.

The images appear to show Google’s next flagship phone being used out in the wild, and follow on from a brief glimpse of the device outside Google’s own HQ during the official reveal of Android 4.4 KitKat.

These pictures (along with the briefest of video snippets), obtained by 9to5google, offer up a much better view of the Nexus 5. Apparently they were grabbed whilst an absent-minded Google employee left the phone charging at a bar. Oops.

They again show off the device’s horizontally aligned Nexus logo and pronounced camera lens mounting. More interestingly, they appear to offer a glimpse at Android 4.4 KitKat itself – or at least some of it. Only the boot and lock screen is evident owing to the device being password protected.

Thanks to FCC filings, we now have an inkling that the Google Nexus 5 will be based on the LG G2 (yes, LG’s continuing manufacturing duties following the fine Google Nexus 4), and so will sport a 4.96-inch display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU.

Also like the LG G2, it appears as if the Google Nexus 5 will feature an extremely small bezel, which can be seen in these pictures. We also know that the Nexus 5 will come with integrated wireless charging, which isn’t something we’ve seen a lot of outside the Nokia Lumia 920.

Recent rumours suggest that the Google Nexus 5 will be officially unveiled alongside Android 4.4 KitKat on October 14.

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